Special counsel Brett Snyder was a panelist at the "S&P Global Platts 16th Annual Liquefied Natural Gas Conference" in Houston on Feb. 9-10.
Participating on a panel titled "Determining the Viability of a Small Scale Project," Snyder and his fellow panelists discussed economic and regulatory considerations pertaining to the evaluation of small-scale liquefied natural gas ("LNG") infrastructure projects.
"There is a robust and evolving niche market for smaller-scale LNG projects," Snyder said. "For example, on the export side, there is a second tranche of credible buyers who want cargoes smaller than those of the large LNG carriers serving traditional terminals. Imports of LNG in pipeline capacity-constrained areas may also be a viable option. Demand for LNG as vehicular and maritime fuel is also increasing."
He added, "Depending on how these projects are physically structured, FERC and DOE regulation could be less extensive than traditional LNG terminals and other gas infrastructure."
Based in Washington, DC, Snyder’s practice is focused on the U.S. federal regulation of the natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids industries. He advises clients regarding the certification of new natural gas infrastructure projects before FERC and DOE.
Snyder represents natural gas, oil, and electric clients in complex administrative and rate litigation before FERC, and in public and non-public investigations, regulatory audits and self-reporting proceedings before FERC’s Office of Enforcement, the CFTC and the Federal Trade Commission. He also represents energy and other companies in FCC licensing matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations.
Cadwalader’s Energy Regulatory, Compliance & Enforcement practice, part of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, provides counsel to leading U.S. and international oil, power and natural gas companies, producers and developers; industrial and commercial customers; financial institutions; investment funds; trade associations; commodity marketers; and exchanges and clearing organizations.
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